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Ship of Fools
July 14, 1976
Orpheum Theatre

Sweet Jerry vocals. A delicate ship setting sail into the post 1974 seas. Good harmonies from Bob and Donna. An overlooked show from an overlooked yea
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Deal
Aug. 5, 1974
Philadelphia Civic Arena

One of best of 1974. Tight, Jerry inventive and confident, good soloing. Everything a Deal should be. Give it a listen.
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Johnny B. Goode
May 5, 1977
New Haven Coliseum

Nice Keith solo at the end to end a superb show from start to end.
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Row Jimmy
May 12, 1974
University of Nevada

Comes out of a MLB jam, a big fat mellow groove sets out what is one of those weeks of really good versions.
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Space
Oct. 12, 1968
Avalon Ballroom

Feedback( but where else to put it?) Almost tuneful,very focused. A great show.

Comments

Hurts Me Too
May 31, 1969
McArthur Court, University of Oregon

Where has the Archive version gone? No copies to be found. Drat!
Mountains of the Moon
March 1, 1969
Fillmore West

There are some little runs of GD shows in certain years where some songs or combinations are just exactly perfect. And for me this Feb-March 2 69 run is the case in point for Dupree's diamond Blues> Mountains of the Moon. Also for the St Stephen>the Eleven as well.
Mountains of the Moon
Feb. 22, 1969
Dream Bowl

I rave about this show. It's one of the very best of their whole career.
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Feb. 27, 1969
Fillmore West

All 4 nights of this run are superb. Amazingly, only the D.S & St.Stephen made the original Live/Dead album. Each night is worth listening to. This Dupree's> Mountains of The moon is a case in point. TC's delicate organ figures, the gentle strumming and ethereal singing of Jerry contrast beautifully with the fun fair, merry go round Dupree's Diamond Blues. What a month for this combination.
Eyes Of The World
July 14, 1976
Orpheum Theatre

agreed. A really good show, overlooked in a year that is often underrated or completely ignored in favour of 1977-1978 shows. I love these 1976 shows. The best singing Bobby and Donna ever did together. very little screeching. The band playing tightly, in sync with each other. Joy